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  • Live at the Hopbine 1968 Vol. 1 Live at the Hopbine 1968 Vol. 1 Quick View

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    Live at the Hopbine 1968 Vol. 1

    Curated, Analogue Mastered And Cut At Gearbox Studio

    This major new release is a previously unavailable live performance from a great Tubby Hayes lineup that never made a commercially available album.

    Recorded on 5th December 1968 by Ted Lyons at the legendary Hopbine in North Wembley, 'The Syndicate' reveals Hayes' new quartet that featured the spectacular Dublin born guitarist Louis Stewart and 22 year old drummer Spike Wells, with Kenny Baldock standing in for regular double bassist Ron Mathewson.

    With detailed sleeve notes by tenor saxophonist and Hayes biographer Simon Spillett, The Syndicate now fills an aching gap in Hayes' discography and our understanding of his remarkable musical journey.

    1. The Syndicate
    2.The Gentle Rain
    3. Gingerbread Boy
    4. The Inner Splurge
    Tubby Hayes Quartet
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Introducing Tubbs Introducing Tubbs Quick View

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    Introducing Tubbs

    The Late One
    Love Walked In
    Falling In Love With Love
    The Folks Who Live On The Hill
    Wonderful! Wonderful!
    Tubby Hayes
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
  • Tubby's New Groove (Pure Pleasure) Tubby's New Groove (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Tubby's New Groove (Pure Pleasure)

    Over the past decade there has been a small avalanche of previously unreleased live recordings by the late, great Tubby Hayes, arguably the UKs most accomplished post-war jazz instrumentalist and a figure already accorded - quite rightly - legendary status. Each has added much to our knowledge of Tubby's musical activities outside the recording studio, but this new release unearths a session which had lain forgotten since 1959 and which significantly is an addendum to what has long been seen as Tubby's first album masterpiece Tubby's Groove. Indeed the music contained on this LP is among the most significant pieces of British jazz history to have been discovered in a long, long time.

    This new LP is every bit the equal of the original album and, as previously stated, in parts the music even outstrips its predecessor. Regardless of provenance these rediscovered recordings are, in this writer's opinion, some of the most important of Tubby Hayes career and will doubtless only add to our appreciation and admiration of a player who was truly deserving of the status of world-class. Over fifty years on, Tubby's immense musicianship, talent and creative charisma can still stun new listeners and this new album is the perfect introduction to a performer in whom we can still be proud.


    • Tubby Hayes (tenor saxophone)

    • Terry Shannon (piano)

    • Jeff Clyne (bass)

    • Phil Seaman (drums)

    Recording: December 1959 at DECCA Studios, London

    About Pure Pleasure

    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.

    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.

    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.

    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.

    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.

    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Tin Tin Deo
    2. Visa
    3. Supper At Phil's
    4. Symphony
    5. Hook's Way
    6. The Trolley Song
    Tubby Hayes
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Two Big Bull In A One Pen (Dubwise Versions) Two Big Bull In A One Pen (Dubwise Versions) Quick View

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    Two Big Bull In A One Pen (Dubwise Versions)

    Dub versions of Two Big Bull In A One Pen by Red Rose and King Kong. Recorded at Tubby's by the likes of Peego and Fatman, this killer album was originally issued on Firehouse in 1986.
    1. Two Big Bull In A One Pen
    2. Body Crazy
    3. Is It Love I'm Feeling
    4. Tribulation
    5. Riddle Me This
    6. Follow Me Now

    7. Cater Fi She
    8. Don't Touch My Choo-Choo
    9. Ain't Gonna Be No Loafter
    10. Monkey Sample
    King Tubby
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  • Tubby's Groove (On Sale) Tubby's Groove (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Tubby's Groove (On Sale)

    One of the greatest jazz musicians to ever come out of the UK, saxophonist Edward Brian "Tubby" Hayes began playing professionally when he was just 15 years old, quickly rising to stardom in the late 1950s as co-leader of the legendary Jazz Couriers alongside saxophonist Ronnie Scott. Recorded in December 1959-shortly after Scott left the Couriers to open his own club (the famed 'Ronnie Scott's' in Soho)-Tubby's Groove is widely considered to be one of his greatest studio albums. Here Tubbs plays in a quartet setting with former Couriers, Terry Shannon on piano and Jeff Clyne on bass, as well as the great Phil Seamen on drums. Although Tubby became ill and died at age 38, he was at this time still very much in his prime, as can be heard in his virtuoso playing on tracks like the opener "Tin Tin Deo" and "Sunny Monday". He can also be heard playing vibes on his own "Embers".
    1. Tin Tin Deo
    2. Embers
    3. Like Someone In Love
    4. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
    5. Sunny Monday
    6. Blue Hayes
    Tubby Hayes
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Once Upon A Time At King Tubby's (Pre-Order) Once Upon A Time At King Tubby's (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Once Upon A Time At King Tubby's (Pre-Order)

    Never Before Released On Vinyl

    All of those things happened up at Tubby's - Bunny Lee

    'Once Upon A Time At King Tubby's' captures from start to finish the full story of the most well-known, and certainly the wittiest, of all the wars of words that the highly competitive Kingston recording scene ever produced. I Roy and Prince Jazzbo were the principal players aided and abetted along the way by an assorted bunch of onlookers and minor characters who all helped the drama to unfold. Bunny 'Striker' Lee was the catalyst that started this particular schism and the producer of all but one of the tracks.

    Ever the entrepreneur 'Striker' hit the musical jackpot once again as he goaded both artists into making records that went 'straight to the head'. What had begun as a joke grew into an entire series of seven-inch singles that set the Jamaican recording scene alight in the mid-seventies. All but one of the tracks on this set were voiced and mixed at King Tubby's Waterhouse studio; I Roy voiced 'Padlock' at Channel One because the competition a get so crabbit and this gave veteran vocalist Derrick Morgan an opportunity to enter the fray. Johnny Clarke, Dirty Harry and Prince Far I also make cameo appearances.

    Insults and 'head' games are nothing new in Jamaican music but this album is the first to ever compile all the tracks from one of the best examples ever of these feuds here remastered and complete with full sleeve notes featuring interviews with the main protagonists.

    1. Do You Love Me? - Johnny Clarke
    2. Straight To Jazzbo's Head - I Roy
    3. Straight To Jazzbo's Head (Version) - King Tubby & The Aggrovators
    4. Straight To I Roy's Head - Prince Jazzbo
    5. Straight To I Roy's Head (Version) - King Tubby & The Aggrovators
    6. Padlock - I Roy
    7. Padlock Version - The Revolutionaries
    8. Gal Boy I Roy - Prince Jazzbo
    9. The Roots of Dub - King Tubby & The Aggrovators
    10. Jazzbo Have Fe Run - I Roy
    11. Jazzbo Have Fe Run (Version) - King Tubby & The Aggrovators
    12. I Roy The Chiney Commer Around - Derrick Morgan
    13. Straight To I Roy's Big Mouth - King Tubby & The Aggrovators
    14. Straight To Derrick Morgan's Head - I Roy
    15. Straight To Trico Lee's Head - King Tubby & The Aggrovators
    Various Artists
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  • Sound System International (Awaiting Repress) Sound System International (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Sound System International (Awaiting Repress)

    Originally released in a plain jacket, and rubber stamped with only the title and track listing, Sound System International was considered to be totally obscure amongst collectors until Pressure Sounds reissued it in 2009. This original set features ten thrilling King Tubby deconstructions of Dynamites rhythms produced by Clancy Eccles. Anyone interested in Tubby's early mixing style need look no further as he takes on these straight forward reggae songs and turns them upside down to somewhere completely different.
    1. Garrison
    2. Red Moon
    3. Dub Star
    4. Kingston Dub Star
    5. King Banga
    6. Down Town
    7. Uptown Shuffle Dub
    8. King Tubby's City Dub
    9. Joe
    10. House Of Darkness
    King Tubby & The Dynamites
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  • Seven Steps To Heaven: Live At The Hopbine 1972 Seven Steps To Heaven: Live At The Hopbine 1972 Quick View

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    Seven Steps To Heaven: Live At The Hopbine 1972

    Curated, Analogue Mastered And Cut At Gearbox Studio

    The first ever commercial release of an important late period Tubby Hayes performance that fully captures the more restrained and subtler side of his robust talent. Recorded by Bill Hugkulstone at The Hopbine, London on Tuesday 2nd May 1972.


    Tubby Hayes - tenor saxophone, flute

    Mike Pyne - piano

    Daryl Runswick - bass

    Tony Oxley - drums

    1. Someday My Prince Will Come
    2. Seven Steps To Heaven
    3. Alone Together
    Tubby Hayes Quartet
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Dubbing In The Backyard (Awaiting Repress) Dubbing In The Backyard (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Dubbing In The Backyard (Awaiting Repress)

    An overlooked slice of early eighties dub from Striker Lee. Actually mixed by Prince Jammy at Tubby's studio. The vinyl LP sticks to the original 10 track release. Sleevenotes by Diggory Kenrick and photos by Howard Johnson of Channel 4s Deep Roots Music fame. An excellent package.
    1. Relaxing Mood
    2. Adventure
    3. Summers Eve
    4. Warm Weather
    5. Easy Mood
    6. Natural Glow
    7. Plantation run
    8. Hot weather
    9. Mountains rain
    10. Hideaway
    King Tubby & The Aggrovators
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  • Modes and Blues: 8th February 1964 Modes and Blues: 8th February 1964 Quick View

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    Modes and Blues: 8th February 1964

    Live At Ronnie Scott's

    This is a previously unreleased mono recording of Modes and Blues from the Tubby Hayes Quintet's weekly Ronnie Scott's residency on 8th February 1964. Regarded as one of the masterworks of British modern jazz, Modes and Blues shows the Quintet at the very height of its powers, channelling the new musical flavours and inspiration that Tubby Hayes had absorbed from the cutting edge of jazz and the new directions of John Coltrane.

    Recorded with Hayes' approval by Les Tomkins on his Ferrograph tape recorder, this is one of the most engrossing of all his stretch-out epics. Hayes digs in deep with marathon and breathtaking soloing, trumpeter Jimmy Deuchar delivers his characteristically lyrical improvisation, and there's dynamic interplay and drive from the great Terry Shannon, Freddy Logan and Allan Ganley rhythm section.

    The Quintet had barely a few months left to run at the time of this performance, splitting in August 1964, fearing its music had atrophied into self-parody. Modes and Blues is among its many triumphs, a performance that shows how high the band had set the aspirational bar for British modernism, and, as such, is as much a cultural document as a musical souvenir.

    1. Modes and Blues (Part One)
    2. Modes and Blues (Part Two)
    Tubby Hayes Quartet
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Dub Album They Didn't Want You To Hear The Dub Album They Didn't Want You To Hear Quick View

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    The Dub Album They Didn't Want You To Hear

    The First Ever Release For These 10 Dub Tracks Mixed By Scientist In 1980!

    Mixed At The Legendary King Tubby's Studio in Kingston, Jamaica

    Dub Companion To The Vocal Album School Days By Flick Wilson

    One Of The Few Fully Authorized Scientist Releases Currently Available

    Totally killer, previously unreleased dub companion LP to Flick Wilson's School Days LP. Jah Life was no slacker when it came to mixing dubs, and sat in with Scientist at King Tubby's
    for the mixing of many of the classic Junjo/Radics/Scientist albums. But more importantly, they also mixed a ton load of dubs for Jah Life himself, many of which, like this
    album, remain unreleased...until now! Nine out of ten tracks from the Flick Wilson album are dubbed here, and one track from the Wayne Jarrett What's Wrong... album. Classic
    Scientist 1980 style mixing, nothing else like it, hard stuff. Cover features a fantastic previously unseen photo from Beth Lesser.

    1. Jah Turn The Dub
    2. My Lady's Dub
    3. Yallas Dub
    4. Slave Master Dub
    5. Where Wicked Gonna Dub
    6. Facts of Dub
    7. I Don't Mind Dub
    8. Don't Give Up Your Culture Dub
    9. Rockers Dub
    10. School Days Dub
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • King Jammy Presents New Sounds Of Freedom King Jammy Presents New Sounds Of Freedom Quick View

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    King Jammy Presents New Sounds Of Freedom

    King Jammy is one of reggae's most prolific and innovative producers, with New Sounds Of Freedom he shows himself strong once again.

    New Sounds of Freedom adds a new chapter to a story that now bridges three albums. In 1977 Black Uhuru recorded "Love Crisis" a 10
    song classic from the defining era in reggae. The rhythms were laid at Harry J's Recording studio with Sly & Robbie, Chinna Smith, Johnny
    Osbourne, Winston Wright and Gladstone Anderson among others. Then voiced and mixed at King Tubby's studio. The album was later
    remixed by Prince Jammy at King Tubby's and released in 1981 as Black Sounds of Freedom.

    The 1981 version serves as the inspiration and jump off point for these raw and vibrant new tracks featuring original vocal performances
    from Chronixx, Gentleman, Alborosie, Dre Island, Tony Rebel and others. The 10 song collection will be released on CD and vinyl LP.

    1. Peace Treaty Style - Alborosie
    2. Walls Of Babylon - Dre Island
    3. King Selassie Throne - Chronixx
    4. Dog Nyam Yuh Suppa - Tony Rebel
    5. Another Day In The Ghetto - Bounty Killer
    6. Leave Satan Business - Gentleman
    7. Peace And Love - Kabaka Pyramid
    8. Mystic Chant - U Roy
    9. Leggo Babylon Wickedness - Shaggy & Beenie Man
    10. People Bawling - Louie Culture
    King Jammy
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  • The Best Of Trojan Dub Vol. 1 The Best Of Trojan Dub Vol. 1 Quick View

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    The Best Of Trojan Dub Vol. 1

    1st wave in a series of LP's celebrating the re-launch of Trojan Records in the US. First popularised in in the early seventies, DUB developed through the work of a small number of talented Jamaican studio engineers and producers. This essential collection showcases 10 of deepest and heaviest DUB tracks of all time, including The Upsetters, Joe Gibbs & The Professionals, The Observers & King Tubby's & more.
    1. A Ruffer Version - Johnny Clarke & The Aggrovators
    2. Sipple Dub - The Upsetters
    3. Jamaican Colley - Linval Thompson & The Revolutionaries
    4. Buck Shot Dub - Rupie Edwards All-Stars
    5. Foundation Stepper - Prince Far I & The Arabs
    6. Stalag 17 - The Techniques All-Stars
    7. Rockers Dub - Joe Gibbs The Professionals
    8. Jammin' For Survival - Princy Jammy
    9. Rebel Dance - The Observers & King Tubby's
    10. Mission Impossible - The Roots Radics Band
    Various Artists
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  • Live in Morecambe 1959 - Tippin' Live in Morecambe 1959 - Tippin' Quick View

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    Live in Morecambe 1959 - Tippin'

    An award-winning previously unreleased live performance from the formidable quintet co-led by Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott for two and half years at the close of the 1950's. The four recordings are without a doubt some of the finest examples of Hayes' art to have yet been discovered, and all the more remarkable for the circumstances in which they were recorded."Best unearthed gem 2012' - New York City Jazz Record.
    1. Tippin'
    2. For All We Know
    3. Embers
    4. Cherokee
    The Jazz Couriers
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • An Evening With Mr Percussion An Evening With Mr Percussion Quick View

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    An Evening With Mr Percussion

    Limited Edition

    Only 500 Copies Made

    Mono Version. An Evening With Tony Kinsey' was originally released in 1961 on legendary UK jazz label, Tempo and features Tubby Hayes playing throughout with Bill Le Sage on piano/vibes, Jimmy Deuchar on trumpet and Lennie Bush on bass. Tony Kinsey was a key figure in British post-war modern jazz and as resident band leader at the Flamingo was at the heart of the Soho jazz scene.

    The LP is pressed on high quality 180g vinyl and is housed in '50s/'60s period style 'flip back' glossy sleeve.

    1. Weber the Great
    2. World of Blue
    3. Girl In Blue
    4. Bassman
    5. Beathaven
    6. What a Gas!
    7. Runnymede Groove
    8. Portrait
    Tony Kinsey
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Dub Will Change Your Mind (Awaiting Repress) Dub Will Change Your Mind (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Dub Will Change Your Mind (Awaiting Repress)

    Bunny Lee produced dubs from King Tubby's studio are plentiful, with varying degrees of overlap, but here is a record of genuine rarities never compiled on album before. The cornerstone of the album consists of dub versions of 4 little-known Derrick Morgan tracks, four versions of Cornell Campbell songs, while the album concentrates heavily on the 1975 'flying cymbal' style of Carlton 'Santa' Davis.
    Seasoned dubheads will find themselves listening
    to music they never knew existed. Fourteen tracks (CD includes 3 bonus tracks). King Spinna is a new UK based label run by Blood & Fire founder Bob Harding.
    1. Dub Gospel
    2. Golden Rule Dub
    3. Dub Teacher
    4. Idling Dub
    5. Fearless Dub
    6. Forgive Me Dub
    7. Going Home Dub
    8. Under Heavy Dub
    9. Sensible Version
    10. Behold Version
    11. Lifetime Dub
    12. Festival of Dub
    13. Dub Is Everything
    14. One And Only Dub
    Bunny Lee
    Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Plutonian Nights/Reflects Motion (Part One) (Awaiting Repress) Plutonian Nights/Reflects Motion (Part One) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Plutonian Nights/Reflects Motion (Part One) (Awaiting Repress)

    Plutonian Nights, the opening jam from the 1959 Afrofuturist classic album Nubians of Plutonia, is Sun Ra's quintessential, astro-majestic party joint. Among the top grooves in his immense catalog, Ra reveals his love for R&B is inseparable from his embrace of Jazz. (He once told bassist Richard Evans, We don't play Jazz, we play Dazz.) Pat Patrick's bari sax morphs into a Fender bass, while the swinging flow of John Gilmore & Co. gives new meaning to the notion of 'Blowing' (Out From Chicago).

    Remastered for top-down cruise control and better breathing. Reflects Motion is breakbeat heaven from the groundbreaking early-60s Choreographer's Workshop sessions, long buried in the deep space vaults. Marshall Allen's flute whispers betwixt Scoby Stroman's drums transmuted via Tommy "Bugs" Hunter's ghostly signature tape reverb. Down to the striking reminiscence of the vocal melody pattern, a direct predecessor (two decades prior) to King Tubby meets Augustus Pablo. Inna Space-Fire Dub Style.

    1. Plutonian Nights
    2. Reflects Motion (Part 1)
    Sun Ra
    7 Vinyl Single - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel/Death And Transfiguration Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel/Death And Transfiguration Quick View

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    Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel/Death And Transfiguration

    Mastered By Willem Makee From The Original Analog Tape

    200-Gram LP Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings

    Fritz Reiner conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. This Strauss recording uniting RCA star Fritz Reiner with the Vienna Philharmonic (one of Decca's star orchestras), was released in 1959, marking the first fruit of an agreement that in return for loaning RCA some of their artists, Decca was permitted to distribute RCA recordings throughout the U.K. and Europe. In addition, Decca agreed to record under license some of their own artists, in sessions paid for and sponsored by RCA, for release on the Red Seal label. High Fidelity, at the time of the original release, called it as fine an example as we have of Reiner's preeminent place among the living disciples of Richard Strauss.

    Recorded by Decca engineer James Brown in Vienna's Sofiensall, the sound is as tubby as a Bavarian burgher. The playing is, as advertised, first-rate.

    Producer: John Culshaw

    Engineer: James Brown

    1. Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op. 28 (Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche)
    2. Death And Transfiguration, Op. 24 (Tod Und Verklarung)
    Fritz Reiner
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Unfidelity Unfidelity Quick View

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    Nick Edwards' Ekoplekz project creates an album that feels just right for Mu.Ekoplekz has previously released on a number of labels, but with Unfidelity the music aligns itself with Mu's melodic sensibilities and lets the early 90's electronica influences bleed in, although the album still has the intensely transporting feel that all his work possesses.

    The title track is the big giveaway to Nick's music if you've not heard it before. A hands on approach to music making, 4-track recordings, un-sequenced and murky with a molasses thick harmonic drone that needs to come with a 'do not listen to whilst driving heavy machinery' warning, leaving you with a mood flashback to the fuggy feeling of a teenage bong intake.

    The music on Unfidelity has a dreamy, nocturnal feel. It's perpetually damp, with muffled drums, cloudy dissonance and dubbed-out metallic squalls, it owes as much to King Tubby as LFO, or to the Radiophonic Workshop as Harmonia. Take Severn Beach's slowly building melodies over a bed of broken drum-machine rhythm. It sounds like a twisted memory of seventies TV holding music, or Sea 90's squealing metallic dub. Nerva Beacon is dreamlike: it's nervous pulse holding together a tense journey with an underwater feeling. Coalpit Heath is a skewed take on Jazz, with a delicate melody finding itself enveloped by rain, dubbed-out shivering fx and bubbling drums. Meanwhile Pressure Level is almost dub techno, mercilessly delayed melodies and noisy squall over a low dub bassline and a barely there drum kick and Tuning Out runs with Kosmische melodies and blended noise. The album finishes with Sleng Zen's rich orchestral chords, pattering drums and dubbed bleeps. We think this is Ekoplekz's most satisfying album to date and we hope you do too.

    1. Trace Elements
    2. Nerva Beacon
    3. Robert Rental
    4. Severn Beach
    5. Sea 90
    6. Unfidelity

    1. Coalpit Heath
    2. Pressure Level
    3. Analogue Twitch
    4. Tuning Out
    5. Sleng Zen

    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Young Prayer Young Prayer Quick View

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    Young Prayer

    Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear, a.k.a. one-fourth of the founding members of Animal Collective, has had a far-from-quiet few years since the release of his fourth solo record, 2011's Tomboy. Since the breakout success of 2007's universally-adored Person Pitch, each new Panda Bear release is a highly anticipated event, and with a high-profile Daft Punk collaboration later, that's more the case than ever. But if the title of his fifth solo album as Panda Bear seems to portend certain doom, think again. Taking his inspiration from '70s dub duo albums like King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown and Augustus Pablo Meets Lee Perry & the Wailers Band, Panda Bear prefers to frame his latest work as less of a battle and more a collaboration. "I see it [as] more comicbooky, a little more lighthearted," he says. "Like Alien Vs. Predator." Young Prayer is the second full-length solo album by Panda Bear. It was recorded in Panda Bear's childhood home in 2002 by Deakin and further produced by the mysterious Animal Collective brothers known as Come Winter. It was originally released in 2004 on Paw Tracks as PAW2.
    1. Untitled 1
    2. Untitled 2
    3. Untitled 3
    4. Untitled 4
    5. Untitled 5
    6. Untitled 6
    7. Untitled 7
    8. Untitled 8
    9. Untitled 9
    Panda Bear
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  • Studio One Dub Volume 2 Studio One Dub Volume 2 Quick View

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    Studio One Dub Volume 2

    Studio One Dub 2 is a second collection bringing together some of the finest dubs from the legendary Studio One Records, Kingston, Jamaica. Dub music was the creation of a generation of brilliant recording studio engineers in Jamaica. But although Clement Coxsone Dodd's Studio One is hailed as the greatest of the Jamaican recording labels, and although many talented engineers worked the board at Dodd's Brentford Road studio over the years (including Sylvan Morris, Syd Bucknor, Overton Scientist Brown and Dodd himself), Studio One was never typically known as a centre for dub. This is because for many fans the studio's commercial and stylistic heyday was in the 1960s, prior to the rise of dub as a distinct sub-genre of Jamaican music in the 1970s. By the 1970s, however, dub music was the rage in Jamaica's sound systems. Always the pioneer - and since Sylvan Morris had left the Studio One operation around 1972 - Coxsone supervised the dubs till leaving Jamaica at the end of the decade. This meant that for the most part, for example, the twelve Studio One dub albums released during the 1970s were mixed by Dodd himself, using the moniker Dub Specialist. Throughout the decade, the mixes became more sophisticated and atmospheric. Along with the first volume of Studio One Dub, the cuts here demonstrate that Studio One's contribution to the innovative musical form of dub was substantial, and go straight to the head of listeners who feel that the only centres for dub were studios such as King Tubby's, Lee Perry's Black Ark, Channel One, or Joe Gibbs's. The tracks on this compilation are taken from this period in the 1970s when dub was the cutting-edge of Jamaican music studio production. Most of them are the dub-version flip-sides of rare Jamaican 45s, and none have appeared on CD before. Michael E. Veal, author of Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae (Wesleyan University Press, 2007).
    1. Sound Dimension - I'll Be Around

    2. Soundstorm - Dub Rock

    3. Albert And The Gladiators - Watch Out Version

    4. Brentford Reggae Band - Moses Version

    5. Brentford Disco Set - Peace Version
    6. Brentford Disco Set - Natty Ting A Ling PT.2

    7. Marcia Griffiths - Feel Like Jumping PT.2

    8. Drum Bago And The Rebel Group - Reggae Version

    9. St. Ct. And The Gladiators Band - Soul Locks

    1. Freddie And Sound Dimension - How Could You Version
    2. Sound Dimension Band - Run Run Version

    3. Holt And Sound Dimension - Any Where Version

    4. Alton And Sound Vendors - Live And Dub
    5. Freddie Mckay - Drunken Sailor Version
    6. Ital Sound - Welding

    7. Dub Specialist - Dar Es Salaam

    8. Dub Specialist - Always Dubbing

    9. Dub Specialist - Mojo Papa

    Various Artists
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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